An old friend of mine and I had a discussion back when I was in my early twenties. It was about frustration. I was frustrated about something, and thought I could change it. My method was to constantly attack the problem head on.
Then my old friend pointed to a refrigerator that was in the room with us. He said, “Flemming. You see that refrigerator?”
I nodded yes.
He ran up and hugged it saying, “If I run up to this refrigerator, and attack it-“ He hugged the refrigerator harder. “I attack it.” Then he turned to me. “What is it now?”
I stared at him.
“It’s still a refrigerator. It was always a refrigerator, and it always will be a refrigerator.” He smiled, “Got it?”
I understood what he meant. I “got it”. But I never really understood or “got it”, until I applied it when I got many years older. You don’t understand some things till you do them and apply the belief. Sometimes we just don’t realize that we are stubborn, or our mind is set in a programmed way of thinking or belief.
So when I tell you all to stop attacking refrigerators, do you know what I mean? Do you know what my friend meant? Do you really “get it”?
When you stop attacking refrigerators, then maybe you will.
Because they were, are, and always will be refrigerators.
Stop attacking refrigerators.